Rhys Ifans On Stage - Theatre Credits, Bio and Tickets

Rhys Ifans

Rhys Ifans was born in 1967, in Pembrokeshire, Wales. In his youth, he attended acting schools at Theatr Clwyd, in Mold. Following this, he graduated from the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. He was heavily involved in theatre in his early work, such as A Midsummer Night’s Dream at the Regent’s Park Theatre, Volpone and Under Milk Wood at the Royal National Theatre.

Before his film career took hold, he appeared in numerous Welsh-language television programmes. Moving onto film, he played the role of Jeremy Lewis in Welsh film, Twin Town (1997), before gaining exposure internationally following his role in the popular British film Notting Hill (1999). He then appeared in a number of films including The Replacements (2000), Vanity Fair (2004), and Hannibal Rising (2007). In 2010, he played the role of Xenophillius Lovegood in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 1. Two years later, he starred as the main villain in The Amazing Spider-Man. In 2015, he starred in She’s Funny That Way, alongside Jennifer Aniston.

His stage work following his international recognition includes the 2003 production of Accidental Death of an Anarchist, at the Donmar Warehouse. He returned to the Donmar Warehouse in 2006 in Michael Grandage’s production of Don Juan in Soho. He also played the role of Danny in Protest Song, at the National Theatre in 2013.

In October 2016, Ifans played Fool alongside  Glenda Jackson, Jane Horrocks and Celia Imrie in Shakespeare’s classic King Lear, which ran at The Old Vic. In November 2017, Ifans returned to The Old Vic to play Ebenezer Scrooge in Jack Throne's new adaptation of Dickens' A Christmas Carol

In 2020, Ifans will star as Atticus Finch in the Broadway transfer of To Kill a Mockingbird at the Gielgud Theatre.

Selected London & West End Stage Appearances

Show Role Theatre Year Link
A Christmas Carol Scrooge Old Vic 2017 Review
King Lear Fool Old Vic 2016 Review
Protest Song Danny National 2013  
Don Juan in Soho Don Juan Donmar Warehouse 2006 Review
Accidental Death of an Anarchist The Maniac Donmar Warehouse 2003 Review
Volpone Peregrine Olivier 1995  
Under Milk Wood Second Voice Olivier 1995  
Beautiful Thing Tony Duke of York's 1994  


Shows Currently Featuring Rhys Ifans

To Kill A Mockingbird
To Kill A Mockingbird as Atticus Finch
Gielgud Theatre
To Saturday, 10 October, 2020

Harper Lee’s enduring story of racial injustice and childhood innocence has sold 45 million copies worldwide. 2020 will mark the 60th anniversary of its publication.

Set in Alabama in 1934, To Kill a Mockingbird centres on one of the most venerated characters in American literature, the small-town lawyer Atticus Finch. The cast of characters includes Atticus’s daughter Scout, her brother Jem, their housekeeper and caretaker Calpurnia, their visiting friend Dill, a mysterious neighbour the reclusive Arthur “Boo” Radley, and the other indelible residents of Maycomb, Alabama.

To Kill a Mockingbird, celebrating one year on Broadway today, has not played to an empty seat and holds the benchmark of having become the most successful American play in Broadway history. A national tour of the United States opens at The Kennedy Center in Washington DC in August 2020.

Previous shows Featuring Rhys Ifans

Show Role Theatre Year Link
Exit the King Olivier Theatre, National 2018
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